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Gemma Collins ignores backlash over eccentric dress as she's given the meme treatment

Gemma Collins was given the meme treatment after hitting headlines by wearing an eccentric orange dress to the ITV summer party in London on Thursday night (20Jul17).

Gemma Collins ignored the backlash over an eccentric orange dress she wore to the ITV summer party on Thursday night (20Jul17) as she made her social media return on Friday.

The Only Way Is Essex star turned heads for all the wrong reasons as she attended the star-studded bash in London, alongside famous faces including Lorraine Kelly, Myleene Klass and Kate Garraway.

Citing Lady Gaga as her fashion inspiration in a tweet as the evening came to an end, Gemma attempted to rock the ugly garment, which featured giant shoulder pads and ruching which did little to flatter her newly slim frame.

And fans were quick to call out the Essex girl on her outfit choice, creating memes comparing her to Adam Sandler's American footballer character in The Waterboy, the Thing from Fantastic Four and even a block of cheese.

However, Gemma made no comment about the backlash from the outfit as she made another appearance on Twitter on Friday morning, showcasing a more subtle look in a long-sleeved white summer dress.

Alongside a soundless video in which she strutted her stuff in the mini, Gemma wrote: "The weekend is here", with shooting star emojis.

And the outfit went down much better with her followers, with one tweeting the reality star: "Thats better Gemma . Xx"

While it's not particularly clear from her Thursday night dress, Gemma is actually a successful fashion designer, with curvy girls flocking to her Gemma Collins Collection for plus-size glamour.

Speaking previously about her advice for those women with a more hourglass figure, Gemma told BT: "Be confident! If you feel rubbish, you’ll give off that vibe so walk with a smile and tell yourself you’re amazing and sexy every day. Positive vibes are good and people won't even notice your weight."

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